creamy homemade chocolate ice cream - no ice cream maker needed!

Makes 1 quart of the most decadent creamy chocolate ice cream - made without an ice cream machine in only 10 minutes plus 2 hours freezing time
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Marie


  • 4 oz dark (bittersweet) chocolate (I used 70% Kalari chocolate), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (optional)


  • Combine chocolate and condensed milk in microwave safe bowl and heat in 10-second increments. Stir intermittently.
  • After chocolate has been melted, stir in vanilla and salt. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add 1.5 cups of heavy cream and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • When cream has stiffened, whip in 1/3 of the chocolate mixture and then carefully fold in the remaining chocolate.
  • If desired, add sliced nuts.
  • Pour mixture into a quart-sized plastic container with an air--tight lid, and freeze for 2 to 3 hours. This is best eaten the same day that it's made.


This ice cream will get a bit harder than typical ice cream after a few hours of freezing time; let the ice cream sit out on the counter for a bit or microwave it for 15 seconds to soften before scooping